Cruising Away

In the October/November 2018 issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE, in partnership with Ponant, we offered readers the chance to win a luxury twelve-day cruise for two, valued at A$17,260. Entrants needed to answer the question “What is your ultimate sunset wine selection on a cruise and why?” Our favourite answer came from Kerry Woods in Batemans Bay, NSW.

“When on a cruise, at sunset, what would I choose; not just any uninspiring booze,
Please pass the sparkling with the finest bead; Arras 2001 Blanc de Blancs, is what I'd need. Then I'd settle for a more heart-warming drop; something refined, "over the top",
Let's say Cullen's Diana Madeline 2011; OMG, I've died and gone to heaven. There's no holding back where quality's concerned. A cruise with PONANT is surely earned.”